The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) requires baby carriers sold in the United States to be tested for both product safety and required warning labels in order to meet federal safety regulations.
Here are the passing test results for our Girasol Rainbow Love woven wrap from a CPSC-approved, third-party laboratory in May 2023:
Talk to any veteran babywearers and you’ll likely hear about Girasol wraps – they’ve been sold for 30 years and thousands of families have love keeping wrapped up together in them. I’m one of them!
I love selling Girasol wraps to my customers because they are light but strong, easy for new wrappers to use, comfortable for wrapping a newborn all the way through toddlerhood.
There are other woven wrap brands that are lovely, too, but Girasol has a special place in my heart because:
handwoven by artisans in Guatemala
the prettiest colors and rainbows
And they can weave exclusive designs for my store. Basically that means they take my own personal visions and turn them into woven reality!
But FUN NEWS: recently I worked with Girasol to design a new instruction manual for them using my pictures and instructions, which my husband helped me work on to make them the best darn woven wrap instructions out there.
Those manuals are now officially going out with each Girasol baby wrap. If you get one, drop me a note to tell me if it’s helpful!
Concurrent with the new manuals, each of the Girasol weaves just got laboratory testing done and has passed federally mandated safety standards for baby carriers in the United States (ASTM F2907).
So there are more reasons than ever to get whichever one of my exclusive Girasol designs has caught your eye:
It is incredible to think that the first few months of your baby’s life can be so influential when it comes to their future oral health.
A 2018 study by Queensland University of Technology researchers found, for instance, that a newborn baby’s saliva combines with breastmilk to release antibacterial compounds like hydrogen peroxide. These compounds help determine the microbiota (bacterial communities) that live in babies’ mouths, boosting innate immunity.
The results showed that breastmilk, when combined with the newborn’s saliva, inhibits the growth of microorganisms immediately and for up to 24 hours. This was the case for both harmful microorganisms and those which were normally in a baby’s mouth.
The way you make a seat in a back carry is essentially the same way you make a seat in a front carry. There just happen to be different techniques for doing it on your back. I’ll show you what they are:
Hip Carries have never been my favorite, but there have been phases when I found it very handy and this was one of those times:
my son was 8 months old
we were traveling somewhere different every day
it was cold
Hip Cross Carry was my go-to hip carry. I like how simple and versatile it is!
Here we are at the playground appreciating the ability pop baby in and out of the wrap easily:
The Deluxe KinderCoat is made to use with front, back, and hip carries, but the regular KinderCoat is only designed for front and back carries. Nonetheless, I find it pretty easy to use with a child in a hip carry, and you could do the same with a self-made babywearing coat.
In this video I’m using the insert of the regular Kindercoat. It works exactly the same with the full coat:
And here’s where I demonstrate the versatility I was talking about that comes with Hip Cross Carry: